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International Graduate Student Orientation


Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
Fax: 202-885-3354
Butler Pavilion, Room 410

ISSS office walk-in advising hours: Mondays: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041

Fall 2016: August 21

Welcome to Orientation! 

International Student Orientation covers important immigration, employment, and cross cultural sessions, as well as academic information specifically of interest to all international students beginning at American University on August 21st. 

Later in the week your college or graduate department may have its own Orientation or Welcome Events.  Please click HERE to contact your graduate department.


Before you arrive:

AU Student Account

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 Get your AU Portal Access; email

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Orientation Week Schedule

Orientation Day 1: Sunday, August 21

International Student Orientation
  • Passport Clearance
  • Director's Welcome
  • Legal & Immigration Transition
  • Sociocultural & Academic Transition
  • Welcome Lunch for Students & Parents
  • Campus Resource Fair
  • Online Immigration Check In

Your Departmental Orientation

Please click HERE to find out if your graduate department will be having its own Orientation or Welcome Events.


International Student & Scholar Services
+1 202-885-3358